Vania Rodrigues
cultural manager, Mala Voadora theatre company

Vania works mainly as a cultural manager and artistic programmer at Mala Voadora theatre company and Mala Vadora.porto, an independent arts venue in Porto (, she is also the strategy advisor for the oldest and biggest theatre network in Portugal, which gathers 14 cities, including the capital Lisbon.

Vania has worked as a cultural manager and as an arts consultant for more than 12 years, a great amount of which encompassed international collaborations of some kind. These include co-­productions and touring (at mala voadora), European cooperation projects, international networking, and serving as a member of groups such as the European House for Culture or the A Soul for Europe Initiative.

She also has a number of international experiences with the Gulbenkian Foundation, and has participated in meetings regarding artists’ mobility via the Roberto Cimmeta Fund, and has collaborated with the British Council on a number of occasions as a facilitator and reporter for the Creative Hubs International Forum. She is regularly invited as a trainer and a speaker in cultural management and cultural policy (especially performing arts).

Follow Vania on Twitter: @waninska


Wednesday 16 November, 18.30 Zé dos Bois Gallery, Rua da Barroca, 59 1200-047 Lisboa (Bairro Alto), Portugal
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